Just a Pictorial

I’m just going to keep this very matter-of-fact.  No mention of feelings or irritations whatsoever because, well, that’s irritating.  So today I am just going to stick to pictures, pretty much.

Sometimes I buy earrings just because I like the sound they make.  (Perfectly logical, if you think about it — they’re right near your eardrums!)  I happen to like the way these sound, but I only got them because I was buying another pair for the sound and it was buy one, get one free.  And who says no to free?!  Not me.

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To start out my replenishing trip, I bought Emerald cocoa roast almonds at Target.  Then I headed to the supermarket…

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Four bags of Steamfresh vegetables, way too much applesauce in five different varieties, cereal (yeah, yeah, I know, I’m not supposed to be buying cereal!!), whole grain rice chips (both chocolate- and carob-coated), crispy wheats, cherries, bananas, and Jazz apples.  Everything but the fruit is hidden!

Next door to the supermarket there is a huge discount store, so I popped in for a bit because frankly, it was more appealing than coming home.  I was glad I did that, because I found this:

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It’s a mandoline slicer!  I’ve wanted one of these for ages.  I was SO excited to try it out, and I had decided to make butternut squash fries, so I figured it would be perfect.  Hmm, not so much.  I wound up cutting the fries by hand.  Maybe the mandoline would work better on softer fruits / vegetables, but it didn’t seem to do much for my butternut squash.

So just a few food pictures.

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Zensoy organic banana soy pudding (I highly recommend this; it actually tastes like banana, unlike some other things) with 1 t of sugar-free chocolate chips.  It would have been a LOT better if I would have melted it a bit in the microwave, but there is no microwave in my room, so I just had to make do.

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The aforementioned butternut squash fries.  I love, love, love winter squash, but I don’t eat it as often as I could because I hate cutting them!  I halved this one with an electric knife, which is stupidly designed since the button that dislodges the blade is right on the handle, which means the blade keeps popping out while you’re trying to saw away at something.  But I guess because I don’t eat it that often, it’s that much more delicious when I do!  Whenever most people would “sprinkle” seasonings on something, I do it the lazy way — put the seasonings in a Ziploc bag, dump in the vegetables, and shake it up before spreading it out on the baking sheet.  I used kosher salt and a dash of chili powder for this, and it. was. sensational.

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This isn’t a good picture at all; let’s pretend I wasn’t too lazy to crop out the fries on the left and focus on what seems to be a pile of mush on the right.  Which is actually Sonny & Joe’s sauteed eggplant heated up on the stove with some cubed defrosted tofu.  Well, semi-defrosted.  I shouldn’t have added more water to the pot, but I did, and the tofu just added even more liquid, which is why there is an unbecoming puddle on the plate!  But it did taste good.  Now, if I could only get it to look a little prettier!…

That’s all for today, because I promised!  Sadly back to work tomorrow… but this is my 97th post, so I’m issuing a little reminder about my mini giveaway!  Have a great week.

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9 responses to “Just a Pictorial

  1. yo, what is with this influx of food porn! Man that butternut squash fries looks gOOOOD!
    and I am SO jealous of your mandoline slicer! you can do SO many cool things with it! PLEASE experiment! :-)

  2. LOVE the earrings– and i LOVE that you buy earrings sometimes because of the noise they make– i have DEFINITELY done that before :)

    what exactly is a mandoline slicer?? ive never heard of it before!!!!! but i cant wait to see what creative things you come up with (sorry the bnut fries didnt come out as planned with the slicer!– but they still look DELISH!!!)

    have a great night xoxox

  3. Love, love, love the earrings. I wish I had the patience to get myself dolled up with jewelry lately, but most days I’m pretty content with a ponytail and sweats (its freaking sweltering down here)

    I wish somewhere I could find butternut squash so I can make fries, and your kosher salt/chili powder combo sounds amazing (I had frozen alexia fries when I was home that were pre-seasoned like that and I can’t find them here… ugh stupid boondocks!)

    Ah, one day I will have the combination of a sweet place and good local amenities, but for now I will dare to dream :P

    Have a great night (and only 2 more til the rascals are gone right? freeedooooom :P) <3 Jenn

  4. haha omg i love earrings that make nice sounds! They make them way more fun!

  5. I love butternut squash fries :) I toss mine in coconut oil, cumin, coriander and turmeric and it forms a sort of spice batter, yum. I hope your food stays hidden :p not long until you have the house back though!

  6. The earrings are great. I love seeing what groceries people buy, I find it fascinating. I think i’m just nosy!

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  7. i may seem like a freak, but I HATE earrings that you can feel/hear. ok, i honestly wear earrings about 2 times a year. anyways, i agere about winter squash..if only it werent so $$$ to buy it pre-cut. laziness wins more often than id care to admit :/

    haha, heart you and the new look! it may not be THAT new, but im playing catch up still…

  8. lilveggiepatch

    Pretty earrings, as usual! Love your Tar-jay buys.

    Hope everything’s okay :-)

  9. I HAD to get a mandoline a while back, but I’ve hardly used it. I’ve got a decent one, and it’s still pretty tough to slice — butternut would definitely be too hard. Make sure you ALWAYS use that awkward little hand guard, though, or you’ll slice your hand clean off! I think that’s 80% of my mandoline-troubles: you really need to slice with a lot of pressure and speed, and I’m just afraid of hurting myself. Eeep. I don’t even like to think about it!

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